Safe Travel Tips
Roads: Interstate 10, Interstate 75, Interstate 95
Cities: Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City
Date Posted: 11/1/2010
Motorists driving through the construction zone play a major role in safety on any project. All the maintenance of traffic put forth by the contractor can be wiped out by a single careless motorist. According to accident reports, most accidents in the construction zone are a result of driver error or carelessness. For your safety, the safety of your fellow motorists, and workers on the project, please utilize the following guidelines:Pay attention to all construction signs, and don't rubberneck in work zones. Reduce speed to posted limits, and remember in Florida, speeding fines are double in construction zones when workers are present.Watch for slow moving construction vehicles entering and exiting the highway.Don't stop in the travel lanes. If you must stop, pull completely off the road and out of traffic. Always pull off to the outside of the roadway and never into the median.Allow a safe distance between your vehicle and others.If it is raining, turn your headlights on so other vehicles can see you.Beware of workers in construction work areas. They are working hard to improve the highway.
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